Founded in 1979, Fisher Investments is an independent money management firm with tens of billions under management for institutions and high net worth individuals. Founder and CEO Ken Fisher has written the Forbes "Portfolio Strategy" column for 27 years and authored 8 books on investing and personal finance (5 of which are national bestsellers). In 2010, he was named one of the 30 most influential industry individuals in the last 30 years by Investment Advisor magazine (Thirty for Thirty, May 2010). In addition to Ken's research and contributions, Fisher Investments offers a series of educational resources supported by its 50+ person in-house research staff. These include Marketminder.com, a daily financial news and commentary site, and Fisher Investments Press, a series of investing books published in partnership with John Wiley & Sons.
Japanese policymakers largely understand what their Chinese counterparts don’t—encouraging private firms to invest more and as they see fit is the best way to goad sustainable economic growth.
Cyprus needs a heavy cash infusion to recapitalize its banks and allow the government to keep functioning while it finds ways to cut €17 billion debt.
Cyprus is seemingly a financial safe haven for Russian oligarchs, who allegedly send dirty money to the island for easy laundering
Sentiment is a powerful indicator of where a bull market is in its lifespan, and sentiment improves with age. So with positivity returning, should we be worried the end is nigh?
Japan's economy has been increasingly cited as what could be in store for the U.S., but with the launch of a new aggressive easing program, what does that actually mean?
Based on a quick Internet search, the US, UK, Ireland and South Korea are just some economies purportedly at risk. Historically, they’ve been resilient, but this time it’s different.
In hopes of countering their slowing economies, government intervention and protectionist policies in Russia and Hungary may actually do more harm than good.
How should investors approach the fiscal cliff? Perhaps the best advice is to avoid it entirely. Here's why and how that might be the best path to take.
Mark Carney, current Bank of Canada governor, was named the next chief of England's central bank. Though considered the best candidate for the job, his selection still was a bit of a surprise.
Similar to the U.S., the gap between the highest and lowest incomes in South Korea have diverged for years, and that topic is a focal point for the country's coming election.
Mexico's stock market has very quietly been among the best performer so far in 2012, more than doubling global and Emerging Markets returns.
Despite aggressive stimulus efforts to increase lending to consumers and businesses, banks have been hesitant to issue more loans. Could strict industry regulation be to blame?
Todd Bliman is a Content Group Manager and a member of MarketMinder's editorial staff. He has been with Fisher Investments since 2006, having also worked as an Investment Counselor and contributing writer. He holds a BA in History from the University of Delaware and has worked in the finance industry since 1998. Todd's primary interest is in economic history, personal finance and global trade. He grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania but now lives in Washington state.
Amanda Williams is a contributing writer and member of MarketMinder's editorial staff. She's been with Fisher Investments since 2006 and has also worked as a Client Operations Associate and Group Manager. Amanda graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with degrees in Economics and Political Science. She was born and raised in San Francisco, California but lives now in Vancouver, Washington. Amanda's primary focus for MarketMinder typically revolves around macroeconomics and the implications of policy on free markets' operation.
Naj Srinivas is a contributing writer and member of MarketMinder's editorial staff. He's been with Fisher Investments since 2006 and has also served in the Client Services, Institutional and Innovation departments. He received degrees in Business-Economics and Law & Society from UC Santa Barbara and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of San Francisco.
Elisabeth Dellinger is a contributing member of the MarketMinder.com editorial staff. She has been with Fisher Investments since 2004 and has also served in the Sales and Client Operations departments. Elisabeth graduated from UCLA with a degree in International Development and now lives in the Bay Area. She most enjoys writing about foreign economies and political follies for MarketMinder.
Lara Hoffmans is a Vice President of Content and managing editor of MarketMinder. She is the co-author (with Ken Fisher) of five books, all of which were national bestsellers, including The Only Three Questions That Count and 2011's Markets Never Forget. Lara also contributes regularly to Forbes.com. Lara has a BA in Theatre from the University of Notre Dame and now lives in Camas, WA.